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Introduction to Dinghy Sailing

Introduction to Dinghy Sailing

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Learn To Sail This Summer With Us


£200 Weekend | Age 16+ | 9:30am-5pm | Saturday - Sunday


Following the Royal Yachting Association Level 1 syllabus, this course introduces you to the wonderful world of dinghy sailing and will enable you to hire one of our single handed dinghies.


We will be teaching in smaller groups of six students to one instructor, and indoor time kept to a minimum. Showers will not be in use (unless emergencies) so we ask participants to shower at home of an evening. 


Wetsuits, helments and buoyancy aids will be issued where needed at the start of the course and will be in your care for the duration of the course. We will take these items back and disinfect the equipment at the end of the course. 


All participants will be required to wear face coverings when inside the building, unless exempt. Click here for the latest guidance on face coverings


What to expect

Due to current restrictions the course will only be taught in single handed dinghies (topper topaz) and will be taught with 6 participants to 1 instructor.


Your own copy of the RYA National Sailing Scheme Syllabus and Logbook (G4) is included as part of the course.


Our adult sailing scheme courses are usually run over 2 days as follows:

0930 Signing in and meet your instructor

1000 Issue equipment and getting changed

1030 Land drills, before quickly heading afloat

1230 Lunch

1300 Back afloat

1600 De-rigging packing away and getting changed

1630 Debrief and Certificates

1700 Signing out

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All timings are subject to change. If you have and questions message us at dintonactivitycentre@wokingham.gov.uk


Check out our Before You Visit page for our what to bring guides for further information.